I am attending or planning/providing professional development all summer long. I am involved with a math grant, WCMI, where I am giving some PD (check-out this blog post from my co-presenter!) and then I am also leading some PD in my own district. I am trying to keep the days working to two per week so I can still enjoy some summer fun with my little one.
In the past week, I have had two conversations with well-meaning neighbors/family members where they ask me about my summer. It goes something like:
well-meaning person: So, you are off for the summer, right? <smirk>
me: Well, actually I'm working about two days a week
well-meaning person: Oh! <shocked pause> What are you doing?!
(at this point I can see a look of disappointment in their face-- I think they were hoping to say something like, "Must be nice to be a teacher and have the summer off!)
me: I'm teaching teachers some professional development
well-meaning person: Huh. So.... you don't have the summer off?
Ha ha, so funny. It's like I'm blowing their minds! I feel like I'm on a mission to educate non-teachers what teachers really do on their "summer vacation!"